3Girls Theatre Company Presents our 4th Annual New Works Festival at Thick House Theatre 3GT Honors Risky Women: Having Fun and Wreaking Havoc! ABOUT OUR FESTIVAL EVENTS GIRL TALK TEEN MONOLOGUES Sunday, August 9 @ 12 pm and 2 pm Girl Talk, a new play based on Dr. Carol Langlois’ book Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image and adapted for the stage by Suze Allen is about eight teenage girls from age 14 to 18 who come together to talk about their everyday issues. The result is a raw and honest discussion about what young women face today as they navigate the difficult terrain of their lives. These shared stories, based on real life girls in the Bay Area, connect the girls and are cathartic for all involved. 3Girls Theatre invites teenagers (girls and boys both!), their parents, educators and anyone interested in the modern teen experience to join us at Thick House on Sunday, August 9 for either the 12 pm or 2 pm show. The program will be introduced by Dr. Carol, one of our 3GT Risky Women guest speakers. Snacks provided! ALL EVENTS ARE FREE but advance reservations highly recommended. More information and tickets online at 3girlstheatre.org. Media contact: Lisa Geduldig, [email protected], 415-431-7363. ABOUT THE GIRL TALK TEAM DR. CAROL LANGLOIS’ (writer) is a former University Dean and Associate Provost, trained therapist, researcher, educational consultant and writer. During her training, she counseled hundreds of clients in one-on-one sessions as well as in group settings, mostly working with college freshman dealing with transitional and developmental issues on campus. Her primary research focus is female self-esteem development among teens. Her dissertation “The effects of single gender versus coeducational environments on the self-esteem development and academic competence of high school females” focused on 15-year-old girls in the Bay Area where her research findings showed disturbingly low levels of self-esteem across the board. This staggering discovery has led her to further research this topic and write a book. SUZE ALLEN (director, adapter) is a founding member and resident playwright of 3Girls Theatre Company, as well as a published author, playwright, teacher, dramaturg and director with credits on both coasts. She directs the 3GT Theatre LabWorkshops for adults as well as the Girl Talk program of 3GT's GirlWrights project, and has been playwright in residence at Balboa High School in San Francisco. She was the creator of Fresh New Works San Francisco, The Maine Playwrights’ Lab and Short Works Festival, Artistic Director for the SF Writers and Actors Lab, Director for Fertile Ground Writing Studio and the resident Dramaturge and playwriting instructor at The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco. Her work and the work she has directed has played the Dramatists Guild’s SF Footlights, Tides Theatre, Brava Theatre, 450 Geary, The Marsh, Intersection for the Arts, Noh Space, The Phoenix, OutNorth Contemporary Art House in Anchorage Alaska and The SF and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. In 2012 Suze was appointed as San Francisco’s representative to the Dramatists’ Guild of America. *********** About the 3GT New Works Festival: 3GT’s annual New Works Festival represents the very best of 3GT's work in developing, producing and promoting original work by women playwrights throughout the year. Each year we choose a theme for the festival to focus our work and help the community rally around important issues. This year's theme is 3GT Celebrates Risky Women: Having Fun and Wreaking Havoc! It calls attention to the need for women who break rules and defy the norm—values embodied by our resident playwrights, company members and this year's featured community and artistic collaborators. About 3Girls Theatre Company: 3GT’s mission is to develop, produce and promote new plays written by San Francisco Bay Area women playwrights. In 2011, San Francisco playwrights Suze Allen, AJ Baker and Lee Brady decided it was time to stop complaining about the lack of opportunities for women playwrights in American theater and take action. With fearless enthusiasm, the three Girls set about recruiting a company of amazing women who shared their vision to “put women’s work on stage where it belongs.” Today, 3GT’s resident playwrights collaborate with one another and the larger community to create and support extraordinary new work by women playwrights through three core programs: the annual New Works Festival. the intimate Salon Reading Series, and full productions of new plays. 3GT also sponsors outreach programs that develop new playwrights, empower girls, and nurture LBT playwrights and performers.